A St. Johnsbury attorney is appealing a decision by a Vermont judge who refused to dismiss criminal charges against a man accused of driving over seven police cruisers with a giant farm tractor because of the way the prosecutor in the case was appointed.
In a five-page decision issued Friday, Orleans County Superior Court Judge Howard VanBenthuysen dismissed the motion by attorney David Sleigh.
Thursday was the deadline for candidates to file their post-election campaign finance reports with the Vermont Secretary of State's office. They indicate that incumbents spent far less than challengers and that Political Action Committees were not very successful in getting their candidates elected in the state.
The head of Fairpoint Communications in Vermont is trying to stop seniors from being bilked by fighting back against phone scammers.
Fairpoint Communications Vermont State President Mike Smith is redoubling his efforts against phone scammers after Fairpoint’s internal security team and a York County, Maine law enforcement official alerted him to a call that had been recorded, and is now using as part of a public awareness campaign.
Office workers at the University of Vermont have voted against union representation.
They voted 443-189 Wednesday against joining the union, defeating an effort by University Staff Union-NEA to represent clerical, administrative, technical and specialist employees.
The balloting followed a September election in which the employees voted in favor of union representation, but failed to give a majority to either of two competing unions. University Staff Union-NEA received more votes than rival United Staff, so it advanced to the election.
The Vermont Human Rights Commission has filed suit against the state over alleged gender discrimination it said showed up in a female Department of Corrections employee being paid significantly less than a man in the same job.
The commission said Thursday it had joined Lynne Silloway, an administrative services coordinator with the Corrections Department, in suing that department and the Department of Human Resources.